The Triumph of Bacchus

Recently, we have had the pleasure of cooperating with the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

The object of repair was the bisque (porcelain) sculpture titled "The Triumph of Bacchus". As the name suggests, this is a representation of a mythological group consisting of a central figure of Bacchus sitting on the throne surrounded by five figures and accompanied by attributes: lioness, tragic mask, tirs, wine jug and vine.
The sculpture probably comes from Great Britain. It was made according to the model from the porcelain factory in Sevres from 1772-73, made by Joseph Le Riche (1738-1812). The composition was repeated after the plafond decoration project at Galeria Apollina in the Louvre.
The sculpture has been preserved in good condition. It came to us with visible signs of unfinished (and poorly executed) conservation efforts. Our task was to very meticulously clean the surface of the sculpture, in every slot, and to glue the missing elements that are necessary for the readability of the "Triumph of Bacchus".

The pictures below show the effect of our work.You can also see it in person at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, where "Triumph of Bacchus" returned to the exhibition after many years.

 

 

Before...

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biskwit z zamku krolewskiego w warszawie naprawa konserwacja witraze sc warszawa

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And After...

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